Puntang Goby, Exyrias puntang (Bleeker 1851)


Other Names: Puntang, Silver-spotted Goby

A Puntang Goby, Exyrias puntang, in Bali, Indonesia. Source: zsispeo / Flickr. License: CC by Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike

Summary:
A brownish goby, darker above, with dusky basal spots on the pectoral fins, and blackish pelvic fins. 

Cite this page as:
Dianne J. Bray, Exyrias puntang in Fishes of Australia, accessed 19 Aug 2019, http://fishesofaustralia.net.au/Home/species/115

Puntang Goby, Exyrias puntang (Bleeker 1851)

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Distribution

Muralug Island (Prince of Wales Island 10°37'S) to near Townsville (19°05'S), QLD; tropical, Indo-west Pacific.
Inhabits muddy areas in shallow, turbid marine to brackish inlets, estuaries and large tide pools.

Features

Dorsal fin VII, 10-11; Anal fin I, 9-10; Pectoral fin 16-18; Vertebrae 26; Longitudinal scale series 30-33; Predorsal scales 10 or more. 

Body depth 3.6-4.0 in SL; cheeks and opercula fully scaled; first dorsal-fin spines elongated into filaments; caudal fin rounded; scales ctenoid, except for cycloid on nape and isthmus.

Species Citation

Gobius puntang Bleeker 1851, Natuurwetensch. Tijdschr. Nederl. Indië 2: 486. Type locality: Riouw, Indonesia.

Author

Dianne J. Bray

Resources

Australian Faunal Directory

Puntang Goby, Exyrias puntang (Bleeker 1851)

References


Bleeker, P. 1851. Bijdrage tot de kennis der ichthyologische fauna van Riouw. Natuurwetenschappelijk Tijdschrift voor Nederlandsch Indië 2: 469-497.

Kuiter, R.H. 1996. Guide to Sea Fishes of Australia. A comprehensive reference for divers and fishermen. Sydney, NSW, Australia : New Holland Publishers xvii, 434 pp.

Murdy, E.O. 1985. A review of the gobiid fish genera Exyrias and Macrodontogobius, with description of a new species of Exyrias. Indo-Pacific Fishes 10: 1-14 figs 1-3 pls 1-2

Randall, J.E. 2005. Reef and shore fishes of the South Pacific. New Caledonia to Tahiti and the Pitcairn Islands. Honolulu : University of Hawaii Press 707 pp.

Randall, J.E., Allen, G.R. & Steene, R. 1997. Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea. Bathurst : Crawford House Press 557 pp. figs.

Russell, B.C. 1983. Annotated checklist of the coral reef fishes in the Capricorn-Bunker group, Great Barrier Reef, Australia. Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority. Special Publication Series 1: 1-184 figs 1-2

Quick Facts


CAAB Code:37428140

Depth:0-5 m

Habitat:Muddy areas

Max Size:16 cm TL

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